• Writing

    The Friday Muse – Home On The Horizon

    San Francisco was never her favorite place. She might have called it home, but it wasn’t in her heart to name the City a place close to her heart. The weather was too cold, the prices were too high, and there was something in the air – something amiss – that always gnawed at her consciousness. She wasn’t sure if it was an omen or some kind of psychic ability she unknowingly possessed, but she always felt San Francisco was burdened by evil. Sure, crimes were constantly committed in the city. But that was no different than any other city. Cram 8 million people into such a small area of…

  • Faith,  life

    When A Calling Won’t Leave Us Alone

    Have you ever had something eat away at you so profoundly that you weren’t sure you’d make it another day? A tug, a pull, an outright consuming of your very spirit? A calling, perhaps? When my wife and I first picked up everything and traveled to San Francisco back in 2013, we did it to help start a church plant. By the time we left San Francisco two years later, we were a bit confused as to why we had even moved there to begin with. San Francisco was definitely a calling. God opened doors – miraculously – and got us planted smack dab in the middle of one of…

  • life

    Letting Go To Reach Out

    The last year and a half has been rough for me. Between personal and business matters, life has felt like a chaotic storm. I’m finally coming out of the haze, and there’s lessons I learned during my time in the eye of the storm. Valuable lessons. Most who read this blog know I don’t care for being back in Arizona. Stepping out in faith to move to San Francisco was rough. It was even harder – for me, anyway – to move back here to Arizona. Ultimately, I didn’t want to. But when God calls you somewhere, you go. I don’t want to get swallowed by a whale, nor do…

  • Uncategorized

    A Season of Struggle

    Not going to lie. It’s been rough as of late. Even before I left California on the 800+ mile journey back here to Arizona at the end of April, I was battling emotional demons. I didn’t want to leave California. I didn’t want to move. Not really. It seemed smart logically, but the fact is, California has always had a special place in my heart. It’s where I was born. It’s where I ventured to numerous times in my adolescence. It’s where most of my extended family lives. Most of all, the weather and geography are more than favorable compared to Arizona. I prefer forests and oceans to desert and…

  • Faith

    For The Sake of the Call

    Many of you know that I proclaim to be a writer. And to many of you, when that statement is made, you probably envision me sitting at a desk, building imaginary worlds and creating imaginary characters to fill those imaginary worlds. But to be honest, when I say that I am a writer, the statement means so much more than a simple proclamation of interest or career. Many years ago, I was faced with the choice to either settle down in Arizona to pursue writing or to move to Seattle, Washington to pursue Bible college. Seattle seemed like the ‘right’ choice. I mistakenly thought all Christians were called to ministry…